Specialists working through Jackson Psychological Services:

Toby Altfeld
  Toby Altfeld

Toby Altfeld is a Senior Psychological Examiner with thirty years of experience. He earned Master of Science Degrees in Clinical and Experimental Psychological Services from Murray State University. He specializes in psychological evaluation of children and adults. He is a consultant for school systems in West Tennessee with expertise in special education law and IDEA. He has expertise in evaluation of ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Pervasive Developmental Disorders including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and other diagnoses and can make recommendations for school and home treatment. Assessment of children for legal reasons such as custody, disability or injury can be arranged. He is a consultant who is listed with colleges including the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and does evaluations that can help college students get accommodations offered in college through Disability Assistance Programs. He works closely with the Division of Rehabilitation Services assisting persons in getting training ranging from specialized residential vocational assessment, vocational school funding and placement as well as aid for college training. He is a consultant for the Disability Determinations Section and provides SSI and Social Security Consultative Exams on children and adults. Mr. Altfeld is a member of the Tennessee Psychological Association. He is the CEO and founder of Psychological Services.

Dr. Lynne Zager
  Dr. Lynne Zager
  Dr. Zager testifying at the
  Mary Winkler Trial

Lynne Zager joined the Psychological Services staff in 1988. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Tennessee-Knoxville in June 1976. She completed her Master's of Science and Doctoral work at Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, FL (M.S. 1978; Ph.D. 1981).
Her Pre-Doctoral Internship was accomplished at the University of Tennessee-Memphis Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium with funding through the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Memphis TN. Although a year of Post-Doctoral supervision was not required at that time, she elected to complete a year of Post-Doctoral supervision under the direction of John Hutson, Ph.D. (9/83-8/84). Specialty areas throughout her training included Forensic Psychology, Personality Assessment, Abnormal Psychology, Psychotherapy (children, youth, families, adults and geriatrics) and Neuropsychology.

After graduating from FSU, Dr. Zager joined the faculty at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (UTC) as an Assistant Professor (8/81-8/83). Her major responsibilities included teaching upper level undergraduate courses and graduate students (in a terminal master's program) including Psychopathology, Personality Assessment, and Theories of Personality. She also offered her clinical services on a pro bono basis at Joe Johnson Mental Health Center throughout her tenure at UTC.


Dr. William R. Sewell
  Dr. William R. Sewell
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - University of Alabama - 1968
Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Health Service Provider State of Tennessee
Diplomate - Forensic Clinical Psychology
American College of Forensic Examiners
Member- Tennessee Psychological Association


  • Forensic Evaluations - Competency and Insanity
  • Evaluations Concerning Legal Guardianship Decisions
  • Custody Evaluations
  • Bariatric Surgery - Psychological Risk Factors
  • Surgery to Eliminate Pain - Psychological Risk Factors/Potential for Harm
  • Law Enforcement Evaluations- Psychological Qualification for Service
  • Parenting Evaluations

Dr. Richard Spring
  Dr. Richard Spring
Graduated University of Alabama 1967 B.S.
Graduated (then) Memphis State University 1978 Ph.D.
Entered clinical practice July 1975. Did psychotherapy and testing before becoming Executive Director at Carey Counseling Center in Paris, Tennessee in 1981. Returned to clinical practice in 1984 and worked at Pathways of Tennessee in Jackson until 1999. Then started private practice in psychotherapy with adult clients. Therapy includes work with trauma, depression and anxiety, and couple relationship problems.
Disability assessments are performed at Psychological Services on Tuesdays.
Phone Numbers: 731-512-0387 (office) and 731-217-3261 (cell).

Dr. Paul Brown
  Dr. Paul Brown

Paul Brown joined the Psychological Services staff in 2006. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Mississippi in 1977. He received his Master of Science Degree from Abilene Christian University and his PhD from the University of Mississippi in 1984. His Pre-Doctoral Internship was accomplished at the Memphis Mental Health Center Internship Consortium. He completed his Post Doctoral supervision under the supervision of Dr. Jack Haney, Dr. Cecil Fenyes and Dr. Terry Johnson. Speciality areas include child and adolescent, Family Therapy, Play Therapy and Behavioral Assessment and Treatment Planning for children, adolescents and families. Dr. Brown has been a licensed psychologist and Health Service Provider in the State of Tennessee since 1985.

After graduating from Ole Miss, Dr. Brown was clinical director at the inpatient unit at St. Joseph's Hospital in Memphis; was a member of a large private practice group and consulted with the Job Corps Center in Batesville, Mississippi.


Dr. Anne McSpadden
  Dr. Anne McSpadden

Dr. McSpadden has a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University and has worked for twenty years as a sex offender evaluator and therapist. She has worked as a Consulting Psychologist for the Tennessee Department of Correction since 1993 and has experience in crisis intervention counseling and working with the handicapped as well. She has served on her church board and has been active with community service organizations in Memphis. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Tennessee Psychological Association.